Baseball makes a comeback in the ninth inning in Game Two and earns a split in Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY- The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) baseball team rebounded to earn a split today at Skidmore. The Engineers fell 12-2 in game one before coming from behind to win game two 9-7 in 11 innings.

Walker Abdullah And Jon Primerano each provided run-scoring hits for RPI in the top of the eleventh. Abdallah singled and scored Aidan Hicks before Primerano’s double scored Abdallah in the go-ahead goal.

Primerano finished the day 4-for-6 at the plate, while Hicks and Joey Saia scored two points each to lead the Engineers. Hicks and Ayush Krishnappa yielded two RBI each.

The Engineers got the scoring going early in game two with Julian Scarpa, Ayush Krishnappaand Hicks all benefited from a bases-loaded situation in every record RBI.

Skidmore got one back in the fourth before Hicks and Krishnappa helped RPI score twice in the top of the fifth to extend the lead to 5-1.

The Thoroughbreds nailed a five-spot in the seventh and another in the eighth to take a 7-5 lead, sparking RPI’s ninth-inning comeback. The Engineer’s got their final out in the top of the ninth. An outfield error allowed RPI to score two unearned runs.

The win in game two allowed RPI to claim a victory in the weekend series after Skidmore won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Thoroughbreds limited RPI to just four hits in the first match of the day, with Saia and Stephen Koval every player driving in is a run for the Engineers in the opener.

RPI next plays Western New England University in a non-conference match Wednesday afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:30 PM in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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